Regular price: $24.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other work, like escorting a pair of wealthy nobles on an expedition to the back of beyond!The Princess Cecile, the corvette in which they carved their reputations in letters of fire, has been sold as a private yacht, but she still has her guns, her missiles, and her veteran crew. Daniel and Adele will need all of those things as they face winged dragons, an Alliance auxiliary cruiser, jealous lovers, and a mysterious oracle that really does foresee the future. That won't be enough, though, when they penetrate a secret Alliance base and find a hostile fleet ready for a war that will sweep Cinnabar out of a strategically crucial arm of the galaxy. Preventing that will involve skill, courage, and more luck than a sane man could even pray for; and it will require a space battle on a scale that a tiny corvette like the Princess Cecile has no business being involved in.But she'll be in the middle of it anyway, because Daniel, Adele, and their Cinnabar crew would never turn their backs on a fight!BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author David Drake.
©2003 David Drake; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Updating dashing Horatio Hornblower tactics and vintage John Wayne heroics with...formidably battle-hardened female NCOs, Drake gives...a full measure of appealing derring-do." (Publishers Weekly)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Dan on 10-31-09

Serenity Now

You could use this series as a bedtime story. The kill'n is so understated, you hardly notice it.

Read More Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Mary on 03-17-15

another great book

I love this series and was very glad to find it on Audible. Well done .

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews